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Minnesota’s Merger Syndrome

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Abstract

Stakeholders’ emotional reactions to the merger during the transition stage are outlined in terms of various fears of loss. The political maneuvering by both men’s and women’s stakeholders to secure their status post-merger is discussed including gendered political processes involved in the search for a new athletic director.

Keywords

Reactions Fear Search for the new AD Media influence Managing the search 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Minnesota State UniversityMankatoUSA
  3. 3.University of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

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